If you haven't taken a gander down the artisanal gem that is Darlinghurst's Foley Street yet, this intimate dinner series is a tempting excuse to do so. Curated by Studio Enti's Naomi Taplin, these themed evenings combine her bespoke porcelain ceramics with live music and an experimental feast by local chefs.
The Monday, September 10 installation is inspired by electronic group Thievery Corporation and will host DJ Adi B — expect each course to showcase a different range of musical genre, from Brazilian bossa nova, dub and reggae to acid jazz, middle eastern and hip hop.
Alongside the tunes, Howard's Cantina chefs Chris Bell and James Latham will create a six course menu of 'stolen' (aka foraged or borrowed) foods that can be catered to vegetarian or vegan palates, too. The exact menu is wholly dependent on seasonal availability — think white wine-pickled octopus with fried plantains and a rum reduction; chicken, quail and duck liver parfait with corn mousse and rye crackers; and torched lamb tongue with mint tea jelly and warrigal greens. Each dish will be paired with non-alcoholic drinks, but BYO booze is encouraged.
The dishes will be presented with a flare for the theatrics, expressing an intricately woven story throughout the night. Of course, the dinner will be served on Studio Enti ceramics, which have been specially crafted for the night and will available for purchase. Plus, a suspended floral installation by artist Nastia Gladushenko will take over the communal dining space and include many of the same foraged ingredients used in the meal.
If you miss out on tickets this round, there are four more upcoming events in this dinner series — which is sponsored by City of Sydney as part of the night time diversification grant. The October version will be a reinterpretation of classic country dishes and you can keep eye on the Enti Studio Facebook for future dates, too.